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Bunkering, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on September 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

GAC 01072014Port ops unaffected by protests
September 29, 2014, Hong Kong, all ports

Sea traffic, vessel movements and port operations in Hong Kong remain unaffected by the ongoing protests which have blocked major roads in Central, Admiralty, Wanchai, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok since yesterday (28 September).

So far, there has been no disruption to the banking system and financial markets function except for the fact that some bank branches have remained closed in areas blocked by the protestors.

The Government has urged to protesters to disperse.

GAC Hong Kong is working as usual.

For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com

Sea Parade on 1 October 2014
September 29, 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

A flag raising ceremony will be held at 0800 hours on 1 October 2014 at the Golden Bauhinia Square outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.

During the ceremony, a sea parade made up of launches of the disciplinary services will proceed from Causeway Bay to HKCEC between 0745 hours and 0805 hours, and display water jets off HKCEC at 0800 hours.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of all vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and give a wide berth to the parade fleet.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hing Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.116 of 2014

Construction of jetty off Stolthaven Terminal
September 29, 2014, Singapore, Jurong Port

The working period for construction of a jetty at Jurong Island, off Stolthaven Terminal, has been revised. The works will now be conducted from 1 October to 31 December.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.121 of 2014, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within a working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 1° 16.529’N / 103° 39.775’E

2) 1° 16.413’N / 103° 39.611’E

3) 1° 16.495’N / 103° 39.554’E

4) 1° 16.588’N / 103° 39.735’E

Construction of the proposed Jetty 2 will be carried out by piling barges, crane barges and working barges with the support of tug boats. The tug boats will also serve as safety boats.

Piling barges and crane barges will be held in position by four anchors. Compression load test will be carried out by the means of statnamic test followed by tension test.

Piling work will be carried out using piling barge. This is followed by steel and concrete work. The last sequence will be the installation of fendering and mooring facilities.

All craft and equipment will be demobilized from the working area after completion of works.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:

(a) keep well clear and not to enter the working area;

(b) maintain a proper lookout;

(c) proceed at a safe speed & navigate with caution;

(d) maintain a listening watch on VHF channel 22 (Jurong Control);

and

(e) communicate with Jurong Control on VHF 22 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

Kurban Bayrami holiday in Turkey
September 29, 2014, Turkey, all ports

Owners and operators with vessels calling at Turkish ports are urged to make arrangements for crew, spares, provisions, etc. in good time ahead of the five-day Kurban Bayrami holiday from 3 to 7 October.

All official institutions and banks will be closed from Friday 3 October to Tuesday 7 October, inclusive.

Some ports may be closed between these dates or fees for official services be increased by 50% (pilotage, towage, mooring, customs). Therefore, please check with GAC Turkey before calling at any Turkish Port.

GAC Turkey will be on duty during the holiday.

For information about operation in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 29/09/14

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 827.00 0
Aden 732.00 673.00 1, 100.00 0
Alexandria 755.00 660.00 1, 180.00 0
Amsterdam 576.00 546.00 790.00 0
Antwerp 571.00 541.00 785.00 0
Aqaba 0 730.00 1, 030.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 980.00 0
Bergen 627.00 600.00 846.00 0
Busan 611.00 585.00 852.00 845.00
Cape Town 615.00 0 874.00 0
Colombo 635.00 625.00 990.00 0
Dubai 625.00 615.00 845.00 0
Durban 587.00 0 958.00 0
Fujairah 625.00 580.00 970.00 0
Gibraltar 626.00 596.00 860.00 0
Hambantota 645.00 630.00 996.00 0
Hong Kong 591.00 582.00 854.00 0
Houston 649.00 552.00 893.00 0
Istanbul 601.00 581.00 870.00 0
Jeddah 725.00 670.00 1, 100.00 0
Kaohsiung 618.00 608.00 950.00 935.00
Kuwait 0 600.00 1, 250.00 0
Lerwick 0 0 869.00 0
Malta 685.00 660.00 830.00 0
Montrose 0 0 869.00 0
Mumbai 594.00 584.00 1, 063.00 0
New York & New Jersey 623.00 568.00 920.00 0
Panama 680.00 575.00 965.00 0
Piraeus 639.00 612.00 832.00 0
Port Louis 682.00 0 956.00 0
Port Said 760.00 655.00 1, 100.00 0
Qatar 0 0 915.00 0
Richards Bay 609.00 0 1, 005.00 0
Rio de Janeiro 587.00 565.00 945.00 0
Rotterdam 570.00 540.00 785.00 0
Salalah 680.00 628.00 1, 110.00 0
Shanghai 620.00 592.00 1, 023.00 0
Sharjah 625.00 615.00 845.00 0
Singapore 590.00 584.00 845.00 0
Sohar 0 640.00 1, 025.00 0
St Petersburg 413.00 581.00 750.00 0
Stavanger 0 0 856.00 0
Suez 730.00 660.00 1, 100.00 0
Walvis Bay 654.00 0 952.00 0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA 0 640.00 999.00 0

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“Jo”

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